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Five Rivers

System Type: 1
Southland/South Otago
Last Update:
26 September 2016

DairyNZ Comment:

26 Sep 2016
  • Farms are recording good growth and per cow production right across the area. Cow BCS is mixed with some lighter herds and some herds with quite a bit of variance with-in them. It is too early to tell if cows are cycling more than last season but with better feeding levels, and comment from farmers around increased pre-mating heats compared to last season; a better start to mating is anticipated. Farms are recording the same levels of metri check cases as last season. Most farms have finished any crop left over on the milking platform but there is still a little crop on some support blocks. First rounds have either finished or are about to finish with a little supplement still being used sometimes just to help deliver magnesium to the herd.

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  • Date Collected

    26 Sep 2016

  • Soil temp


  • Growth

    71 kgs DM/day

  • APC

    2210 kgs DM/ha

  • Rainfall

    0.2 mm

  • BCS


  • % in milk

    92 %

  • MS/cow

    1.81 kgs

  • MS/ha

    4.77 kgs

  • MS/ha YTD

    150 kgs

  • Rotation

    63 days

  • MS/cow YTD

    - kgs

  • Nitrogen YTD

    11.5 kgs/ha

  • Supplements

    3 kgs/cow/day

  • Supplements YTD

    - kgs/cow/day

  • Weight Gain

    - kgs/day

  • Stocking Rate

    3.0 su/ha

  • Crude Protein Level


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